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subthreshold

[suhb-thresh-ohld, -thresh-hohld] /sʌbˈθrɛʃ oʊld, -ˈθrɛʃ hoʊld/
adjective, Psychology, Physiology
1.
(of a stimulus) too weak to produce a response.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; sub- + threshold
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  • The majority of these patients are suffering from a subthreshold depression.
  • For all diagnoses symptoms are coded as present, subthreshold, or absent.
  • Symptoms are often subthreshold and likely continuous with normal experience.

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